Using Open Live Writer to Write to your Blog

While the normal way to edit your site content is via the WordPress Dashboard, there are a few other ways to do it, including an official mobile app for both Android and iOS. But what about desktop clients? For a few years, Windows Live Writer has been available, but in December of 2015 this application went open source!

You can check this tool out at and it is a small 5.2MB download. In fact I am using it right now to make this post and it is very handy, especially if you are on a slow internet connection.

Using it is really easy, its wizard-driven interface takes you through all the steps you need, it downloads your blog categories and settings, and it even downloads part of the theme so you can preview what your post will look like after posting. This is a really nice feature that even the dashboard lacks in.

It works for other platforms like Blogger and Typepad, as well as others. However I have not personally tested them, as the only use I have for it is to manage my self-hosted blog.

I won’t be going through a walkthrough of its use because it seriously is as easy as installing, going through the wizard, and GO!!! You’ll be up and blogging in the same amount of time as you did the day you installed WordPress.

Rating: 5/5

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